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Karen's UFO Quilt Along

Too many UFO’s? Together we’ll get through those unfinished objects! Free to join. Hosted by Karen.

Website: http://www.connectingthreads.com
Members: 489
Latest Activity: Jan 8

What this group is about

I don’t know about you, but I have too many things started. Join me in my quest to get finish what I’ve started. The deal is, for every 2 projects I finish, I get to reward myself by starting something new. You can make your own rules, or give the group ideas for new rules as we go. I think it’ll be fun to ask this group for advice on what project to wrap up next, show my progress with photo’s, get motivation from each other when I want to break my own agreement (trust me, I am weak willed when it comes to new projects).

1. No purchase necessary
2. Timeframe: this is an ongoing group with no defined end time.
3. If you are not a member of our Quilt with Us Community yet, click the "Signup and Join" box in the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link to "Join Karen's UFO Quilt Along" in the upper-right of the group page. Clicking on the link will allow you to join this Quilt Along.
4. Post questions, project feedback, and pictures of your progress.

TUFO - means Tuesday UFO - those of us interested try to make a small dent in whatever UFO we are working on. Tuesday is simply the day the Connecting Threads gals get together to sew and craft...you can make it any day you like, but we got a kick out of the title. Once in awhile we can't make it on Tuesday so we move it to Wednesday - yup WUFO. Report here what you are planning to work on, then the next day, let us all know how you did. Nothing is required, it's just for fun.

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Christmas Projects

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MAY you get some UFO's finished in MAY!

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Comment by Bev Whitlock on January 12, 2009 at 1:52pm
Well, it sounds like everyone is busy quilting and finishing up their UFOs. I made some progress on my applique borders for the wallhanging I am trying to get finished. Maybe 2 more days of hand sewing and then I can finish the top and get to quilting it. I have also started cutting out the fabric for a spring time bed quilt. I had the pattern and most of the fabrics for it for awhile (a year actually) and had cut out some of the background blocks but last spring and then summer passed and I left it in the UFO pile while working on fall and xmas things. At the quilt shop the other day I found the perfect fabric to use for a border on it so now am anxious to get that out of the UFO pile. May actually get it finished to use THIS spring! This group is terrific. reading about all of the progress everyone else is making is keeping me inspired and working.
Comment by Samuel Adams on January 12, 2009 at 8:09am
Thank you, Cornwoman. It is good to be arond like minded artists and see the incredible and delicious variety of quilts being made. I am also glad to see that not everyone quilts "heirloom" type of quilts but everyday, utilitarian, and absolutely gorgeous quilts. I used to think that since I didn't make the "heirloom" type of quilts that I just wasn't up to the task. But then I started to really like what I was doing and noticing that others did as well. Well, that was a bonus for me, because I was determined that I was going to keep on quilting no matter what. And, yes, I am familiar with Ricky Tim's and John Flynn's work. They are exquisite. I keep on saying one day that I am going to break into art quilting and really create something unusual, but I think my quilts are "unusually nice looking" anyway, at least for me and those I give them to. Thanks again everyone for being here in a very nice family of quilters.
Comment by Annie on January 12, 2009 at 7:54am
My ufos are going to have to wait for awhile. I have been commissioned to make 10 American girl outfits for the daughter of a friend of my Aunt Mildred. I have three of those done and the fourth started. I'm really excited because this is the first time I'm getting paid to sew! When I get them done, I'll figure out how to post them on my page, complete with models! Until then, I'll be working on my hand quilting and hand sewing projects.
Comment by Cornwoman on January 12, 2009 at 7:31am
No quilter is ever alone for too long because we're a friendly bunch as a whole. I think it's kind of fun having some guys around. It's not as rare as you think. Just look at Ricky Tims and John Flynn for examples. A very long time ago quilting used to be a man's domain primarily. Women participated and at a certain point it became unfashionable for men to quilt. I think it's delightful to have more and more men discover quilting.
Comment by Samuel Adams on January 12, 2009 at 7:08am
Now that I have joined this UFO Quilt Along group, I guess I will have to Quilt along now and get going and finish at least the two queen sized quilts for friends of mine, my friend in Australia, and my God Sons' parents, two twin sized quilts for my young God Sons (one will be six in April and one 4 in May). Also, I want to finish a queen size one (or two) for myself so that I have variety on my own bed. I also have about 10 very small wall hangings to finish and they shouldn't take much time at all. And, wow, I have quite a back log of UFOs to do. I still have to put together the more than 10 different blocks for the God Sons' quilts, but that is the fun part. So, off I go to get busy on putting together the twins quilts as that is the most fun part - the piecing - the quilting part is rather less exciting, but, what the heck, huh, you can't just throw the pieced top on a bed and call it DONE. Thanks again for all of you here on this site. I am so grateful as I feel that I was very alone in my quilting, and now I can talk and share with people all over the country. Yay, I say. Out of 90 apartments here where I live, I am the only quilter among them. I am familiar with that feeling as even when I belonged to a quilting group and even worked in a quilting store, I was the only rooster in the hen house, so to speak. Fortunately, most welcomed me with open arms. Unfortunately, some of the hens weren't about to put up with a "man" entering their "quilting world". But, then I just keep on plugging along and I have made over 200 quilts, most given away, since 1993. When you love doing something, well, you just keep on doing it and I am getting better at it as I go along. The first two quilt tops I made were from a collection of sheets that were in good condition. I made them into a scrappy rectangular pieced tops. Then, I learned that you should use cotton fabric, and I was off and running. All I had was a sewing machine, no Rotary Blade, no Cutting Board, no space to quilt, but I marked all my blocks off on a table with a cardboard template. Well, that was in 1993, and I have a lot more equipment to make my quilts now. In any case. Thanks again for letting me joing this wonderful group of very very very talented quilters. I have printed some of the pictures out on my computer as a jump off point for ideas for other quilts. You all are fantastic. Thanks again.
Comment by Marjorie on January 12, 2009 at 5:43am
Hi everyone, This group is great to have joined. I finished binding a queen size quilt that was a block of the month from 2007. I also finally put together a block of the month from 2002. I had the blocks done but that was as far as I got. I' going to hand quilt this one. When I have a quilt in the frame I try to work on it each day. Hugs to all of you quilters
Comment by Julie on January 12, 2009 at 5:23am
Hi all! I had a fabulous day yesterday of doing nothing but working on a UFO while watching t.v. all day long. It was great and I got so much fabric cut!
Looking forward to receiving the book, Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones that I bought from this site after seeing the cute little baby shoes that the art director for connecting threads had made. I should be getting the book today. BUT I'm not going to start on any projects from the book until I finish one UFO, I promise.....maybe.
Comment by Lin Baker on January 11, 2009 at 11:49pm
I just finished a quilt for my bro-in-law in CT's Indigo II. I went to my son's mountain cabin and quilted with him for two days in the wilderness of Oregon. It was a blast! We ate rustic food over a wood stove, heard the hoot owls in the trees and a bear rifling through the apple tree, YIKES! Well, I made it back safe without becoming his dinner so I guess I will live to finish yet another UFO. I will post the pix of Micheal's quilt soon. I also finished a nine-patch using CT Belle Fleurs. It is gorgeous but I want to wait to post after the quilting is done. Well, off to bed to waste time sleeping when I should be working on a UFO. Lin
Comment by Connecting Threads on January 11, 2009 at 10:11pm
Looks like we had a productive UFO weekend within our group. Good job! I embellished all the leaves on my Libby quilt and hand appliqued about 20 basket handles on an old UFO.
Comment by Samuel Adams on January 11, 2009 at 7:10pm
I'm going to chance that I can actually make some progress on the many projects I have started and not finished and let you all know as I go along. So far I have 7 queen-sized pieced quilt tops, 10 small wall hangings, two curtains for a friend (gorgeous materials), 5 twin sized sampler quilts with about 10 or so different style blocks/patterns that I need to finish. I have done quite well recently and finished 4 wall hangings for friends and one for my own wall. So, I will see how I do on all of this. Thank you all for being here. This site is fantastic. I find it very comforting to realize that I will be able to communicate with other quilters even when they are in different states. There is no one in my Apartment Complex who quilts, and I am one of the youngest here (66 years of age). But now, I can communicate with others and share my work and ask questions, and perhaps share my knowledge of quilting (I can't call it "my expertise" as I just chug along and make whatever comes into my head. I love being a scrappy and strippy quilter. I also love making crazy quilts (I made a queen sized bed spread out of cotton fabric and it is a usuable, washable crazy quilt I machine quilted the seam designs, and tied it all with white #5 embrodiery thread. It is incredible and I am so proud of it. I used approximately 300 different patterned and colored pieces of fabric to make the quilt. I do want to make another one, but I will have to wait on that one. I also made a man's tie crazy quilt wall hanging which I hung on my office wall when I was still working. Well, I am babbling here, so I will close. - Gurudas
 

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